If all articles pass the municipal portion of the tax rate will rise from $6.32 in 2017 to $6.74 in 2018, or a 6.6% increase. The WWTP bond is not included in the 2018 $6.74 rate, as the bond is not anticipated to hit the tax rate until 2019. However, the bond if approved will add another $.19 to the muni tax rate bringing it up to $6.94 or an 9.8% increase as a result of Warrant Articles approved in March of 2018. Seven proposed articles are funded from the UFB (Unassigned Fund Balance aka accumulated surplus), which would result in a $540,000 withdrawal. Had the UFB not been used in these articles the impact, including the WWTP bond, would result in a muni tax rate of $7.10 or a 12.3% increase.

Town of Hampton 2018 Warrant is current as of 3/8/2018

 Article 38 - modify all fence height restrictions in deeds  (1421 Views)  (1 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
779 1687 50%
Rational Taxpayer's has No Position

Upon Petition of at least twenty-five (25) legal voters of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire, to see if the Town will vote to modify all fence height restrictions in deeds for former Town leased lots to allow fences to be a maximum of four feet high (matching the height of trash and recycling bins distributed by the Town and required for Town collection).? (Majority vote required)

Not Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 0-3-2

Posted in: No Position, Failed


# stevejnh Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:34 PM
This is kind of funny, drive around and look at the fence heights, not hard to find 6 footers on previously lease town land! I assume the lower height was for fire safety, with the closeness of the houses, the Fire Dept. may need to run hoses across property lines and fences.

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